Police identify suspect arrested in stolen vehicle hit-and-run rampage
SAN FRANCISCO – Police identified 21-year-old Tyrell Duncan (residence unknown) as the man who is accused of stealing a vehicle from a construction site in the Lower Haight last Wednesday and taking it on a reckless ride, smashing into numerous vehicles and endangering commuters’ lives, according to SFPD Officer Gordon Shyy.
At about 10 a.m. Wednesday, Duncan allegedly stole the vehicle from a work site at Haight and Laguna streets and drove to South Van Ness Avenue and Mission Street, smashing into cars along the way. Police said the wayward driver then made it to the the intersection of Grove and Polk streets near City Hall, where Tenderloin Station firefighters blocked Duncan with one of their own trucks.
Firefighters tackled the suspect when Duncan attempted to leave the final accident scene and was arrested by police.
The suspect was booked on stolen vehicle charges, multiple hit-and-run charges, felony evading police, assault with a deadly weapon, driving without a license, possession of drug paraphernalia and multiple traffic infractions, according to Officer Shyy. It was reported that he pleaded not guilty to charges at his arraignment on Friday.